While visiting Kyoto, especially in Gion and Higashiyama, there are chances that you will meet a geisha (or, more probably, a maiko). But not anyone wearing their costume is genuine… Because if you want, in Kyoto you can professionally dress up like them! This is probably one of the most interesting travel attractions of Kyoto: for a reasonable price, you can experiment the clothes and the hair style of a maiko… Tempted?
I haven’t tried yet the maiko dressing, but I did tried the heavy armor of a medieval samurai - see the photo on my Google+ or Facebook profile… (^_^)
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Lens: 24-70mm F/2.8G
Focal Length: 27mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 1000
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: